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Perth, Australia
Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were delighted by our stay here, which was just long enough for us to realise a much longer stay would be in order. The welcome which we received from our host was friendly and helpful. We were given fresh milk to drink- full cream, which we did like. Our room was comfortable and we were provided with enough cooking...

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Millom, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 25, 2015

The hotel is situated about a fifteen minutes walk from the town centre, but if that is not a problem, this is a good choice. The price of rooms is very reasonable and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. They advised us on the best place to eat - about 15 minutes walk - and this was spot-on. The rooms...

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1Thank Bob K
Ireland
Reviewed January 20, 2015

I took a chance on booking this motel for the night on the way to Invercargill after a quick internet check for reasonably priced accommodation in a quiet area. I booked by phone and was greeted in a very friendly manner by the owner. There was an equally friendly and easy going welcome on arrival. We had a one-bedroom unit...

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1Thank irishrover
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed at The Colonial on Tay for over 5 years, every 2 weeks as a company rep. No matter what time I turned up there was always a great welcome and a warm room. Very quiet and well maintained - SKY TV!! Great facilities and close to town, Sandy Point and Oreti Beach. Colonial on Tay is very reasonably...

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1Thank r m
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Arrived late into Invercargill and found Colonial on Tay has a drove into town. The hotel is located on state highway one coming into town. Close to a 24 hours shop for mid night snacks... The owners were friendly and polite. The room was basic and clean.and some what dated.. it had a simple kitchen micro-wave and pots & pans

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2Thank Otagopete
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I found the owners of this motel extremely helpful & friendly. The facilities were excellent & the cleanliness was 2nd to none. Everything was so well organised & well thought out. I would recommend anyone who is visiting Invercargill to stay at this excellent motel. Lorna MacGregor Perthshire Scotland

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Dunedin
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our stay became a cold and 'nasty' experience. First the room didn't pass the sniff test, second we were cold and third on pulling back the covers on the bed at close to midnight, we discovered an large 40cm square area on one side of the sheet was sprinkled with a few dozen short black hairs. Too late to call...

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed two night when I was on a business trip. My room was spacious, warm and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was great. My only comment would be about the sofa, it was pretty uncomfortable and not relaxing to lie on watching TV and only one bedside cabinet on the far side of...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a great stay, the motel is located in a good location. We had a friendly and warm welcome, very nice rooms, nice couch and nice TV,plenty of space, clean, and very comfortable accommodation. Thank your very much, we will be back.

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Otorohanga, New Zealand
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Although I did not stay here, I went to buy a topper pad because the bed in my room was sooooo uncomfortable, and asked a staff member at Spotlight if they had any. No they didnt, but the lovely lady told me to come to this motel after six oclock that night and she would lend me one. This I...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Colonial on Tay

Address: 335 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: $77 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial on Tay 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All the rooms are fine. it is a quiet location with good parking.”
 of 5 bubbles annette231, 1 week ago | Read review
“Any room is good - but number 6 I always seemed to get a great sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 417rm, Sep 1, 2014 | Read review
“No tips but I would stay there again.”
 of 5 bubbles lizs863, Aug 11, 2013 | Read review
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